Sometimes it only takes one night to change everything … 

Elizabeth Place might have been jilted on her wedding day one year ago, but at least she’s still got her brilliant job producing one of the biggest shows on TV!

But when larger-than-life TV host, Ricky Clough, dies live on air, her life is sent spinning out of control.  And with foul play suspected, the spotlight is turned firmly on his colleagues – especially Hutch, the man desperate for Ricky’s job and whom Elizabeth is secretly dating.

As her world comes crashing down around her, Elizabeth realises that perhaps the only person she can really trust, is herself … 


Firstly, let me just mention the cover – I love it.  There is no way I’d be able to walk past it in a shop without picking it up for a look.

About That Night is really well written and it’s quite hard to believe it’s a debut from the author.  It is utter brilliance.

The book itself only arrived on Wednesday so I didn’t have a huge amount of time to read it and lucky for me, it grabbed from the very beginning.  Let’s just say, it was a late night – but not through necessity.  I just couldn’t put it down.

As mentioned above in the blurb, Elizabeth’s colleague dies live on air and that, dear readers, is only the start of the drama.  It would seem that TV is only glamorous when you’re the one watching it!

I absolutely adored this book and I think the author’s experience working behind-the-scenes in TV really shows and adds so much to the story.  I truly cannot wait to see what Elaine Bedell brings to us next.

About the author

Elaine Bedell has been Controller of Entertainment at the BBC and Director of Entertainment & Comedy at ITV, commissioning and producing some of the UK’s most popular entertainment shows, including X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Take Me Out, Britain’s Got Talent, The One Show, Top Gear and Saturday Night Takeaway.  Before that, she was a Radio and TV Producer and won a BAFTA and a British Comedy Award.  She lives in Hackney and is married with two children.

She is currently Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre and the first female CEO in its 66-year history.  About That Night is her first novel.



Thank you so much to HQ Stories for my copy of this book in return for an honest review.  

I really can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of About That Night.

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Mother of Dragons, rugby coach and eternal dreamer. I love nothing more than being lost down the rabbit hole of books and my Kindle. With a pinch of empowerment, a teaspoon of solitude and the odd G&T I'm not shy of an opinion or letting you know what passions stir my mind! Musings of a binge reader.

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